Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines Comes To An End

March 12, 2024By Yvonne

Well, this is truly the end of an era. Michael, thank you. For the last 30 years I’ve been poring over your annual Buyer’s Guides. They’ve formed an enormous part of my wine education and appreciation journey and I was crestfallen when they moved from print to online. Now I’m feeling that way again. I … Read More


February 20, 2024By Yvonne

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday February 20th 2024 FOLEY WINES ACQUIRES TOAST MARTINBOROUGH Toast Martinborough, New Zealand’s iconic wine and food festival, has been sold to Foley Wines. The move comes at a time when the festival, like many other businesses in the hospitality sector, faces challenges exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19 and unfavourable harvest conditions. … Read More

Organic Wine Wine Week is ON

September 16, 2019By Yvonne

Organic Wine Week is ON with an impressive list of events across New Zealand and within the heart of London.  Please help us spread the good word! There is something for everyone.  With the simple goal of sharing NZ’s best wine in a series of innovative and fun formats, Organic Wine Week will reiterate the … Read More


June 26, 2019By Yvonne

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 26 June, 2019. A CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER – 2019 HAWKE’S BAY A&P BAYLEYS WINE AWARDS LAUNCHED With Hawke’s Bay winemakers still basking in the glow of one of the best harvests in living memory, the 2019 Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards is set to be the most jubilant celebration yet. … Read More

Central Otago’s Archangel Wines sells to Australia’s Joval Wine Group.

June 14, 2019By Yvonne

Central Otago’s Archangel Wines sells to Australia’s Joval Wine Group.   MEDIA RELEASE                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Premium Central Otago wine brand and vineyard, Archangel, has been sold to the Australian Family owned Joval Wine Group. The New Zealand Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approved the sale last week. The purchase includes the Archangel … Read More

NZ winery first in southern hemisphere to trade with bitcoin

November 27, 2013By Yvonne

I don’t usually post press releases verbatim – but this just came through and I think it’s rather cool… 27 November 2013 MEDIA RELEASE – PYRAMID VALLEY VINEYARDS A small high-end winery in North Canterbury is set to become the first wine business in the southern hemisphere to accept bitcoin payment to make transactions easier … Read More